Before the Performance Lyrics

A Romantic Musical (2012 Australian Version)
Love Never Dies the Musical - Before the Performance Lyrics

CHRISTINE
Gustave, will you hand me those earrings? The sapphires on the left? There- how do I look?

GUSTAVE
You look so beautiful
So very beautiful
Like a queen in a book

CHRISTINE
You too are beautiful
So very beautiful
Once this performance is through
We'll spend some time, just us two
Won't that be fun?

GUSTAVE
Father! Doesn't mother look lovely tonight?

RAOUL
Indeed she does...as lovely as she looked the very first time
I came to her dressing room door.

CHRISTINE
And look at you Raoul! You look just like that handsome boy in the opera box.
The one who would always toss me a single red rose.

RAOUL
Please Gustave, if you don't mind
Would you wait outside awhile?

GUSTAVE
But when's mother going to sing? I don't want to miss it!

CHRISTINE
Go and wait backstage my dear
Soon Papa will fetch you there

You can both watch from the wings.

RAOUL
Since our wedding day
Things have gone astray

CHRISTINE
Raoul...

RAOUL
I'm not proud of the way that I've acted

CHRISTINE
We've both been-

RAOUL
The demands I've made!
All our hopes mislaid!
I'm aware of the price they've exacted

Though I've no right to ask you to
There's one thing more I'd have you do
If you love me as I love you

CHRISTINE
Anything darling

RAOUL
Don't sing the song dear

CHRISTINE
What? But Raoul-

RAOUL
You have to know something's terribly wrong dear

CHRISTINE
But I have to do this!
It's what we agreed to

RAOUL
That Hell-spawned demon
He's had us playing his game all along dear

CHRISTINE
Let me just get through this
Listen please, I need to

RAOUL
You need so much, it's true
And I've denied you
You need the man you knew
Back here beside you
You'll have him back, I vow
Just ask it of me
But we must leave here now
If you still love me

CHRISTINE
But, darling I'm due on stage in ten minutes! How can I possibly amend-

RAOUL
Listen! Please! I have passage for three to Schoenberg on the Atlantic Queen.
It leaves tonight-let's be on it! For both our sakes...and for Gustave.

Leave this place behind.

CHRISTINE
Go and find Gustave. Tell the stage manager not to disturb him. I need some time.

(Raoul leaves and shuts door)
(Christine takes off earrings and tries to leave, but door is locked)
(Phantom appears behind her)

PHANTOM
You know his love is not enough
You know he isn't what you need
You know you're made of finer stuff
I think on that, we're all agreed

It's time to leave him in the dust
It's time to be who you should be
It's time to do now as you must
And set the music in you free

In moments, mere moments
Drums will roll
There you'll stand, just like before
The crowd will hush
And then in one sweet rush
I will hear you sing once more

And music, our music
Will swell and then unwind
Like two strands of melody
At last entwined
Fulfill us, complete us
Make us whole
Seal our bond forevermore
Tonight, for me, embrace your destiny
Let me hear you sing
Once more!

(Phantom leaves)

STAGEHAND
Five minutes Miss Daae!

CHRISTINE
Twisted every way
What answer can I give?

I know I can't refuse
And yet, I wish I could
Oh God...

RAOUL
Christine, Christine
Don't think that I don't care

PHANTOM
But every hope, and every prayer
Rests on you now!

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